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CFP: “Community and Continuity” Judeo-Spanish Symposium (1-2 March, Los Angeles)

Paper proposals are being sought for the 6th Annual ucLADINO Judeo-Spanish Symposium on the topic “Community and Continuity,” to be held on 1-2 March 2017 at the  University of California, Los Angeles, and featuring keynote speakers: Prof. Monique R. Balbuena (University of Oregon) and Prof. Devi Mays (University of Michigan – Ann Arbor)

Now in its sixth consecutive year, the ucLADINO annual symposium is the country’s foremost space for students, scholars, and community members to connect and share original research on a variety of linguistic, literary, cultural, and historical approaches to Judeo-Spanish.
This year we will explore the ways in which communities and individuals utilize, identify with, and develop connections to Judeo-Spanish, as well as the ways its speakers and others understand and act on issues of continuity with regard to the language and culture. It will examine the way Ladino has worked to inform and constitute different kinds of communities, as well as how the language has been positioned regarding transmission, survival, and intergenerational issues. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
• Judeo-Spanish across generations
• Sephardic communal identity and language
• Judeo-Spanish in American, Israeli, French, and other communities
• Relations between Judeo-Spanish- and Spanish-speakers
• Education and pedagogy
• Language revival, renewal, documentation, and preservation
• Judeo-Spanish in Hispanic, Jewish, Semitic, Romance, Turkish, and Slavic language studies
• Transmission, inheritance, tradition, and heritage
• Theorizing and situating Judeo-Spanish in Jewish, Sephardic, Iberian history and narrative
• Connections between professional and community scholarship

Please feel free to examine topics pertaining to any time period, region, or academic discipline. Submissions by students (graduate or advanced undergraduate) and junior faculty are highly encouraged.

Abstract Submission Guidelines
• 200 words maximum, in addition to selected references
• Must be submitted through Easy Abstracts:
• Deadline for receipt of abstracts: December 31, 2016
• Notification of acceptance will begin: January 9, 2017

Please contact ucLADINO director Max Daniel at with any questions, and visit our website for additional information about our past events:

ucLADINO is a student-run organization at the University of California, Los Angeles dedicated to promoting the knowledge and use of the Judeo-Spanish language(s).

Source: Max Daniel
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